The Pros And Cons Of The Climate Action Plan

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In June 2013, President Obama outlined the Climate Action Plan — the steps his Administration would take to cut carbon pollution, help prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change, and continue to lead international efforts to address global climate change. For the sake of our children and future generations, we must act now (Climate Change, 2). According to the EPA the current policy of the Unites States of America is to cut down carbon pollution by reducing carbon pollution from power plants and accelerating clean energy leadership. In June 2014, EPA released the Clean Power Plan — the first-ever carbon pollution standards for existing power plants that will protect the health of our children and put our nation on the path…show more content…
“Someday, our children, and our children’s children, will look at us in the eye and they’ll ask us, did we do all that we could when we had the chance to deal with this problem and leave them a cleaner, safe, and more stable world?” - President Barack Obama, June 25, 2013 (Climate Change, 1). The answer can go both ways because there are pros and…show more content…
Tropical deforestation has been estimated to account for about 15 percent of the world 's global warming pollution, and the world cannot fully address global warming without addressing this source (The Union of Concerned Scientists, 10). • Funding international adaptation to help the world 's most vulnerable peoples adjust to the effects of global warming from which they are already suffering. Adaptation actions will reduce or avoid tensions around such issues as water sources and food shortages, thus alleviating global security problems (The Union of Concerned Scientists, 11). • Supporting the sharing and transfer of clean technology to developing countries will help these nations to lower their global warming pollution. U.S. businesses and green workers could benefit from the exports of clean technology (The Union of Concerned Scientists, 12). The reason for selecting this course of action is because it doesn’t just involve The United States but instead consists of more countries and makes sure that the world is learning and educating itself over global

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